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Old 02-01-2020, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Value of CHAMPION 8 BA heads

Guys,
I've got a pair of extremely nice...no issues at all...Champion
iron 8 BA heads. I don't want to be an asshole but also do not wish to give them away.........value please.....PM me if you wish.
Gracias,
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:55 PM   #2
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If they are not cracked and condition is good they are worth $500 probably. Maybe higher to the right guy.
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Old 02-01-2020, 10:06 PM   #3
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If they are not cracked and condition is good they are worth $500 probably. Maybe higher to the right guy.
Respectfully saying....you don't have a clue. I've seen them sell for 2000.00+ if they are in useable condition
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:04 PM   #4
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I don't think that they made many of that style, pretty rare, never seen a set.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:19 PM   #5
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Rare vintage speed equipment commands some obscene money these days. You can't buy a set of good used Offenhauser or Edelbrock heads for $500, much less something like these. I used to be able to pick up a decent piece for a reasonable price once in a while. I haven't found a thing the last couple of years or so.
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Old 02-02-2020, 11:52 AM   #6
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i have a nos set of champion heads on my merc i bought 15 years ago paid 600 for them on ebay they are worth a lot more than that know they tell me
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:40 PM   #7
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You have a rare set of heads that most guys would give their eye teeth for either to use or hang on their wall for bragging rights. I would start your price about 20% above the highest price you can find and go fishing ...... if the highest price you see is from several years ago, go 30-40% higher ..... they aren’t making any more of them, that’s for sure!

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Old 02-02-2020, 12:58 PM   #8
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What are cast iron Kogel heads worth?
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:12 PM   #9
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Guys,
Heads sold today at the Erie County Fairgrounds indoor meet. Thanks for the input it helped A LOT

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Old 02-03-2020, 09:35 AM   #10
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Heads sold today at the Erie County Fairgrounds indoor meet. Thanks for the input it helped A LOT

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I think I saw them posted in on Instagram by @dylan_watier
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:01 AM   #11
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I think I saw them posted in on Instagram by @dylan_watier
Yep. I saw that too. The gentleman was very happy to have them.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:32 AM   #12
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This has reminded me I have a new set of these heads which have never been installed. I thought about using them a few times but never found the right set of conditions. My memory is the valve lift must be conservative for these to fit without modification. Truth be told however, my memory of the limited time I spent looking at the heads might not be perfect.
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Respectfully saying....you don't have a clue. I've seen them sell for 2000.00+ if they are in useable condition
I do have a clue. Been buying and selling vintage speed equipment for a long time. It all comes down to condition. $2000 would have to be NOS or damn near close to that. Broken fins? Decked too many times? I was just giving him a number to start with. Relax.
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Respectfully saying....you don't have a clue. I've seen them sell for 2000.00+ if they are in useable condition




Respectfully saying isn't calling someone clueless.


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Respectfully saying isn't calling someone clueless.


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Itīs sometimes very hard to set a price...besides actual condition itīs all about opportunity...if they guy with a sweet teenage memory of them and now a loaded wallet shows up...sky is the limit.
My bad consience (wife) keeps my budget within reason !
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Old 02-04-2020, 02:22 PM   #17
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I must say to me the CHAMPION HEADS were homely and heavy and I was happy
to get rid of them....the guy who bought them stepped up and paid my price....but I
respect the to each his own concept. Since the heads were originally on an OSWEGO
SPEEDWAY ( Oswego NY ) circle track motor, 1955 & 56, I know they were milled at
least once (witness small dia chambers). I certainly thank all here who helped me

selling these heads....esp Vanspeed and Flatjack Meyer....the Barn is indispensible.
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:05 PM   #18
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Rare vintage speed equipment commands some obscene money these days. You can't buy a set of good used Offenhauser or Edelbrock heads for $500, much less something like these. I used to be able to pick up a decent piece for a reasonable price once in a while. I haven't found a thing the last couple of years or so.

Bargains are still out there but you have to look. My Navy retirement and Social Security leave me a lot more time than money so I search the internet to find the parts I want at a price I can afford. It took several months but was able to get all of the upgrades I was looking for ( Offy heads/intake, flat top Mallory dual point, Holley 390, an alternator plus all of the hardware and gaskets) for just slightly over $1,100. The only part that couldn't be used as is was the carburetor, it required a new accelerator pump diaphragm.
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:52 PM   #19
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Remember, I said rare. No offense, but all of the parts you mentioned are pretty run of the mill, and it looks like you paid just about retail for them. I am talking about flathead Cadillac stuff, a finned head for a 356 Packard, that sort of thing. You are right though, and I do keep my eyes open. I scored a flattop Mallory (complete with Voltmaster coil) for an early hemi for a good price just this week. The guy who had it thought it was for a later "B" motor (which are pretty common).
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I do have a clue. Been buying and selling vintage speed equipment for a long time. It all comes down to condition. $2000 would have to be NOS or damn near close to that. Broken fins? Decked too many times? I was just giving him a number to start with. Relax.
I'll buy every 500 set you have.
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